My thoght for today

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Why me, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. Why me

    Why me Member

    I read of a man who stood to speak
    At a funeral of a friend.
    He referred to the dates on her tombstone
    From the beggining... to the end.
    He noted that first came her date of birth
    And spoke the following date with tears,
    But he said what mattered most of all
    Was the dash between those year. (1934-1998)

    For that dash represents all the time
    That she spent alive on earth...
    And now only those who loved her
    Know what that little line is worth.
    for it matters not, how much we own
    The cars...the house...the cash,
    What matters most is how we live and love
    And how we spend our dash.

    So think about this long and hard...
    Are there things you'd like to change?
    For you never know how much time is left,
    That can still be rearranged.
    If we could just slow down enough
    To consider what's true and real,
    And always try to understand
    The way other people feel.

    And be less quick to anger,
    And show appreciation more
    And love the people in our lives
    Like we've never loved before.

    If we treat each other with respect,
    And more often wear a smile...
    Remembering that this special dash,
    Might only last a little while .

    So, when eulogy's being read
    With your life's actions to rehash...
    Would you be proud of the things they say

    About how we spend are dash
    Hi my name is Mike Drummond age 49 MS suffer for past 13 years if you have the time to look it will give you an insight of what i live on a daily basis[
  2. scubadude

    scubadude Member

    Right on, Mike....
  3. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Let's hope everyone here has a really long dash then. :)
  4. MadModeler

    MadModeler Member

    Amen to that!:)

    I had that printed out and added to a board for a friend who passed away from cancer almost 5 years ago (whoah 5 years already?).

    The board also consisted of photos of her during her life. I was given the honour of delivering the eulogy and while her dash was not very long (56 yrs), it was very full.
  5. beamish

    beamish HO & Steam Engineer

    Garth Brooks has a song on his Scarecrow CD that is very similar to this. The song is called Pushing Up Daisies. It is one of my favourite songs.
  6. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    great poem man,its sure is true aint it! --josh
  7. Straycat

    Straycat Member

    Makes you stop and think. Vern Gosdin has a song called "Chiseled in Stone".
  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    That's a Nice One Mike!! :) :) Thanks for sharing it....

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